The Geeky Weekly –  Jan. 18 – Jan. 25

The Geeky Weekly – Jan. 18 – Jan. 25

January 25, 2015 0 By Laura Cerrone

Our Geeky Weekly will be brought you each weekend with the news you may have missed.

∴ While Tom Hardy dropped out of DC’s Suicide Squad project last week, Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be next up in the role. The Nightcrawler star reportedly passed on the Rick Flag role freeing it up.

∴ In other casting news, it is rumored that Marvel has casted Chiwetel Ejiofor in an unannounced role for Doctor Strange. If casted, the 12 Years A Slave star will star alongside fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch.

∴ The REACT Youtube channel released its latest gem this week; elders playing Grand Theft Auto V. Let us see how violent those grannies and grandpa’s can get:

∴ Japan has a new Attack on Titan theme park, sort of. The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka unveiled larger than life titan statues. Check them out:

attack on titan japan

 

∴ The next season of Sherlock, which will probably be released in about fourteen years, filmed in Gloucester this week. The widely popular BBC series has been seen filming all over England as of late, and the characters are in 19th century costume. Benedict Cumberbatch has never looked more Sherlockian before.

Picture courtesy of Slash/Wakeham

Picture courtesy of Slash/Wakeham

Picture courtesy of Slash/Wakeham

Picture courtesy of Slash/Wakeham

(Season Four will premiere next year, we didn’t mean to scare you. The 19th century costumes are for the Christmas special which will show at the end of this year)

 

∴ Funko released pictures of its Marvel’s Age of Ultron Pop figures. You can view the figures at their site. Noticeably missing from the regular figures are The Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver.

 

∴ Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon teased two new character reveals for Mortal Kombat X.

 

Netherrealms is holding a livestream on Jan. 29 with a bunch of announcements for the latest installment. You can check out their Twitch account for the livestream and the local time it will be broadcasting.

 

And our video pick for the week makes Hawkeye, Green Arrow, Kate Bishop, Katniss, and every other pop culture archer look like amateur. World, meet Lars Andersen: